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Tonight: A few leftover snow showers or flurries then some partial clearing overnight, breezy and cold. Lows: 4 to 10 (wind chills: -15 to 0). Winds: NW 10-20 mph. First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben ...
Wed, January 28, 2015
13°
Broken Clouds
Feels like -1°
Humidity: 55%
Dew Point: 0
Wind: N at 13 mph
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Red Cross Responding to Storm-Related Needs

January 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Emergency response is key in a storm of this magnitude. Organizations like the Red Cross are always ready when an emergency or disaster hits. Jessica Emond, Director of Communications for the Red Cross, joined ABC40's Tom...

AAA Crews Ready to Help Area Motorists Following Travel Ban

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January 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) - Now that the travel ban has been lifted, some folks may begin to venture out on the roadways. That doesn't mean it will be easy though. Sandra Marsian with AAA Pioneer Valley joined ABC40's Tom Lewis on ABC40 News at...

Springfield’s Mayor Discusses Storm Clean-Up Progress

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno continues to monitor the city's response to this recent snowstorm. Sarno says that DPW crews have hit approximately 90 percent of the city's roads at least once. He adds that main...

Epic Snow East but Still Over a Foot for Some

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It certainly didn't end up being an historic storm here in western Massachusetts but it will be for some parts of southern New England, especially in Worcester County where they have already seen 2 to 3 feet  of...

Plow Strikes Fire Hydrant in Springfield

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --  A fire hydrant in Springfield was struck by a plow Tuesday morning leaving water pouring out and forcing crews to shut it down. The incident occurred in the morning at around 11:00 a.m.  on Boston Road and Fargo...

Entire Island of Nantucket Loses Power

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January 27th, 2015
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) -- No other Massachusetts community has been hit as hard as Nantucket when it comes to blizzard-related power outages. National Grid reports that pretty much the entire island -- more than 12,800 customers -- is without...

Not Many People in Mass. Shelters Due to Storm

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January 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Not many people are taking advantage of the dozens of emergency shelters set up around Massachusetts for people left without power during the blizzard. A spokesman for the state Emergency Management Agency says fewer than 200...

Purported IS Message Threatens Japan, Jordan Hostages

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January 27th, 2015
CAIRO (AP) — An online message purportedly from Islamic State group says a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot it holds have less than 24 hours left to live. The message, posted online Tuesday afternoon, again demanded the release of Sajida...

State Police Update Conditions on Area Highways

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January 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Mass. State Police say that the minimal traffic on the region's highways is flowing normally at somewhat reduced speeds. The department adds that highways are slightly covered with snow and crews are out working on snow...

Strong Winds Creating Low Visibilities

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph from the north and east are reducing visibility across the region this morning. Westfield and Westover have reported visibilities of less than 1/4 of a mile. Wind gusts in the last hour...

Snow Continues to Fall Across Western Mass. as Crews Work to Clear Roads

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Nor'easter hitting the region continues to dump snow over western Massachusetts. Several inches of fluffy snow has been reported up and down the Pioneer Valley as winds continue to gust upwards of 30 miles...

Storm Forces 2-Day Delay of Jury Selection in Marathon Trial

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January 27th, 2015
(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) -- Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been delayed for two days due to a powerful snowstorm. Judge George...

No Outages Reported in WMass., Thousands Without Power to the East

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January 27th, 2015
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) -- Major utilities in Massachusetts are reporting about 13,000 power outages at the height of the blizzard, including the Pilgrim Nuclear Station in Plymouth. The state Emergency Management Agency says the plant's...

Crews Battle Fire on Alexander Road in Holland

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January 27th, 2015
(Photo Courtesy: Holland Police Dept.) HOLLAND, Mass. (WGGB) -- Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire in the eastern Hampden County town of Holland. Crews responded to a barn fire on Alexander Road just before 6 a.m....

Amherst Woman Dies After Fall in N.H.

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January 27th, 2015
LYNDEBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman who was out hiking and fell into Purgatory Falls near Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. They say 50-year-old Dorie Goldman of Amherst, Massachusetts, fell 15 feet Sunday after...